Care homes face finance check

Care home owners will be forced to prove they are financially stable to avoid a second Southern Cross-style collapse, officials said. The Government is to implement a series of safeguards to prevent a repeat of the crisis.

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Care homes will have to prove financial 'viability'

Care home operators will be forced to prove they are financially viable under new plans revealed today.

The Care Quality Commission is to be given new powers carry out financial checks in order to avoid a repeat of the collapse of Southern Cross -Britain's biggest care homes operator - two years ago.

ITV News' Tom Barton reports.

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